::Please Look At The Camera::
Cute little swans. Amazing family showed very well by you. Thank you for this sweet picture.
This is lovely Julia. I particularly like the contrast between the swans and the dark water. Great timing too, the adult looks kinda shy ;) and those cygnets look so fluffy! Good crop, I like the composition. TFS :)
Girl, did you ever capture a winner here.!!!
Excelent shot!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmoi!!!!
This is a painting that has to be hung on the wall!!! Beautiful work, now let me enjoy it for awhile. LOL :)
Comp, DOF, POV and presentation, a million thumbs up.
Hi Julia , over exposure of swans is a constant problem with them being so pure white. This is where I find shadows and highlights so usfull. that and ether centre weighted or spot lightmetering and trying to balance the dark aginst the very light.
Nice family picture, it is normal for both parents to guide and watch over them.
Our swans happy day is possibly thursday 19th May so we are keeping fingers crossed for a dry warm day.
It's so sweet Julia,
very good photo, I like the look of the mother, the composition is well taken, and the pov is very nice, very good job,
A very nice pic of mom and her brood, nice mood and compo on the diagonal, makes for a strong impact picture. Exposure is great on mom too. A delighful image - TFS
Good shot Julia, I like the composition and it doesn't matter to me that the chicks are not facing the camera, the parent is and the chicks are looking at him/her. Nice feeling to this one. Well done.
HeHeHe... cute picture Julia!
Excellent light excellent BG!
I like the composition in the picture!
All family [almost all ;-)] on walk. Great moment, composition, quality. Cute birds in funny poses make sweet picture. TFS!
Julia, your picture is as almost good as a Rembrandt painting. The Reflections and the shades of colour are just stunning. A little twicking with Photoshop and you could call it a modern Caravaggio.
great shot Julia, excellent DOP
In a friendly way Christophe
great composition of mum and her babies... the warm light coming from left side and the darkness at the background seems wonderful... congratulations Julia... it is so beautiful....
very well done...
Very nice picture, Julia.
Just a little overexposure, but very cute with a great POV and well composed. Nice colours and good details.
Very well done.
Perfect composition and great title. Nice reflection too. Bravo.
This is a great shot Julia,
A lovely white swan on dark water looks excellent, and with some ickle cygnets...an absolute gem of a capture.
Perfect composition, and a great note.
Thanks for posting
A lovely capture Julia!
Excellent composition,lovely detail.
Just great,I love it!
Very well done.
Julia, overexposed or not, you get 100% from me! BEAUTIFUL!! Wonderful family shot, ex compo and the details and colours are super. Well shown and thank you...
Julia,that's a lovely family shot! I liked the composition very much...TFS
Adorable family photo, Julia. The pose of the mother is priceless, and the cygnets are precious.Sharp details and great composition. TFS. : )
Très belle et intéressante composition photographique bien réalisée pour cette adorable petite famille de cygnes. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Nice & Very Well Done !
This is a WINNER, Julia! So cute, so moving, so beautiful, so artistic, difficult to find the right words. A strong image due to the conjunction of many successful composition elements (diagonal, contrast, perspective, motion...). A pleasure for the eyes. Thanks and CONGRATULATIONS!
LOL! Perfect title! You think this sort of thing will make a great photo, then you realise just how difficult it is to get the 'perfect' shot. They are usually swimming away from you by the time you see them and it's too late to get a look at their faces! However, I really like it, the exposure is almost perfect, not 'all that' overexposed, and really sharp. Very well done.
Very nice Julia! Excellent shot of this mute swan with these little ducklings in tow..Excellent! Thanx for posting this great "group" photo!!!
This is a very lovely picture. I also really like the contrast between the dark water and the light Swan-family. Composition is very nice, POV & DOF are good. Exposure is very good on most of the subjects, it's just that a part of the wing of the mother Swan is slightly OE. Nothing serious though. A fine picture. TFS!
This is a perfect shot to my eye, Julia!
You have a winner here and I am pleased to be able to share it. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely image.
I hope you don't mind my trying this technique of yours Julia, but, I've never had a million dollars before...
Will let you know how that turns out! :-)
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Tout est parfaits.
FÉLICITATIONS ET BRAVO !!!
This so cute. The family, the reflections, composition; well everything is wonderful. You did fine job with this one.
Your picture looks so real. Fantastic!
Good afternoon Julia!
Fantastic capture of the family.Very cute babies.Excellent light and contrast. Very well seen and done.Thanks for posting
this is too cute !!! compo is very very good. Love how mom looks back at the babes.
do you accept an iou ??
ps the cousins in Gouda, Netherlands say hi ;)
Hi Julia, this is a majestic shot, the gesture captured on the mom is too good, composition and colors are great, TFS Iris
Julia, this photo is so sweet, I think the brilliant white of the parent just emphasises the soft grey of the young ones. Very charming photo, the babies look so soft and sweet. Well done.
Lucky you.Everything is so sharp in a beautiful composition.
You must be proud of this gem.
Beautiful composition Julia! Excellent BG!
Excellent reflections. Great job!
- wallie (34)
- [2005-09-01 14:58]
Nothing to say!
- dantor (993)
- [2005-09-18 23:13]
I am glad that in spite of the slight over exposed area you posted this charming scene, Julia. Frankly, finding the right exposure for both the white swan and the grey cygnets is a quasi impossible task. Using spot metering (as suggested by stugold) on the white would have resulted in extremely underexposed cygnets. Perhaps they could have sonehow been rescued with Photoshop, but I am not an expert. In any case, your photo is outstanding, and as you can see by the number of comments it has received, posting it was well worth it. TFS.
- metcher (4284)
- [2005-12-07 13:33]
Very gentle and nice image. Perfect composition.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2006-07-10 18:29]
Good capture. Excellent composition and contrast. Lovely. The reflection in water is a plus. The look the grownup gives to you is a plus too. TFS
- Tamrock (1928)
- [2007-01-25 14:17]
very nice situation with the